In February, Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert, both Republican House members, announced that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had pledged to make public all security footage of the events that transpired at the Capitol Building on January 6th.
“The American people deserve to know the truth about what happened on January 6th. We have demanded to see all the footage. Transparency is coming,” Gaetz declared. “Every time from the JFK files to 9/11, to now January 6th. It’s our own government, our own Department of Justice that seems to stand in the way of transparency.”
Moreover, he reiterated his call for the House floor to be covered by more CSPAN cameras.
“If we had cameras on the floor, my suspicion is we would have far better attendance during debates that impact the lives of our fellow Americans,” he argued.
Rep. Boebert added: “Speaker McCarthy says he’ll be releasing ALL the footage from January 6th. Considering all the public has seen are edited clips from a bunch of Democrats with an axe to grind, it sure will be nice to get some unbiased footage.”
“I think the public should see what happened on that day,” McCarthy said in a press conference. “I watched what Nancy Pelosi did, where she politicized it. … I think the American public should actually see what happened instead of a report that’s written for a political basis.”
I was actually at the Capitol filming on January 6th and knew there wasn’t an “insurrection.” I released all of my footage at the behest of the March for Trump organizers in order to help clear anyone who was there, and while it took a little longer than most of us wanted, the House security footage has been released, and to Fox’s firebrand, Tucker Carlson to boot.
Now House Republicans are going after the sham committee that “investigated” the events of that day in an attempt to bar Trump and other Republicans from running for office again.
“Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, is leading an investigation of the dissolved Jan. 6 select committee and security failures surrounding the riot,” The Hill reported.
The probe is in its beginning stages, Loudermilk said Wednesday.
“We’ve got to get through the documents. We need to do some interviews with people. But at some point, we will have some hearings,” Loudermilk said, also adding the panel is reviewing video from Jan. 6, 2021.
“The House Administration Committee has also set up a portal on its website to collect tips on the demonstration, security present, delay in National Guard support, and subsequent select committee,” according to Newsmax.
“We’ve got to get through the documents. We need to do some interviews with people. But at some point, we will have some hearings,” Loudermilk promised.
“We need to give a serious, in-depth investigation into what happened that day, which the J6 committee didn’t do,” he continued. “We need to know, where were the security failures … as well as what do we need to do to fix it?”
“The congressman did not confirm if there would be any hearings or subpoenas aimed at members of the former select committee, telling the outlet that he hopes “they’d just come and talk,”” Newsmax added.
“This is not going to be a gotcha,” Loudermilk proclaimed. “This is getting to the truth.”
“The J6 Committee chose to ignore the facts and pursue a particular political narrative. I will not do this. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, I’m focused on finding out what really happened on J6 to ensure it never happens again,” Loudermilk posted on Twitter, Tuesday.
The J6 Committee chose to ignore the facts and pursue a particular political narrative. I will not do this.
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, I’m focused on finding out what really happened on J6 to ensure it never happens again. pic.twitter.com/64Ka4mQbIJ
— Rep. Barry Loudermilk (@RepLoudermilk) March 7, 2023
Anti-Trumper, former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, and traitor Peter Strzok, started lying about Loudermilk on Twitter on Wednesday, posting:
“Remember this? Loudermilk gave “tours” of stairwells and passageways on Jan 5th. He claimed a Capitol rioter he led on the tour was simply taking a photo of a “golden eagle sconce” light fixture. Congressman Sconce was just named head of subcommittee reviewing Jan 6 Committee.”
Remember this? Loudermilk gave "tours" of stairwells and passageways on Jan 5th. He claimed a Capitol rioter he led on the tour was simply taking a photo of a "golden eagle sconce" light fixture.
Congressman Sconce was just named head of subcommittee reviewing Jan 6 Committee. https://t.co/mgM0uwyWue
— Pete Strzok (@petestrzok) March 8, 2023
Perhaps in response to Strzok, Loudermilk stated: “It amazes me that the Chairman of the J6 Committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), was not aware of the Capitol Police letter clearing me of the ‘reconnaissance tour’ lie their committee manufactured.”
It amazes me that the Chairman of the J6 Committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), was not aware of the Capitol Police letter clearing me of the ‘reconnaissance tour’ lie their committee manufactured. https://t.co/CtolW0g4Pp pic.twitter.com/6t0bGrfPvM
— Rep. Barry Loudermilk (@RepLoudermilk) March 9, 2023
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was granted temporary exclusive access to 41,000 hours of video angles beginning Jan. 6 by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Carlson argued that what we see on the videos “does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress” and “demolishes” any related allegations on his Monday show.
“McCarthy has defended giving Fox early access to the tapes, assuring that they would eventually be released publicly. On Wednesday, he argued that Carlson’s show proved the House Jan. 6 committee failed on transparency,” Newsmax continued.
“My whole role for Jan. 6 is to just bring transparency,” McCarthy told Newsmax congressional correspondent Kilmeny Duchardt.
“People can make their own decisions with that. I just don’t think the way the Jan. 6 committee handled it by not letting Republicans on, by picking and choosing what was shown — I let people make their own decisions,” he added.